Odds to Win NCAA Player of the Year
The 2011-12 college basketball season is quickly winding down with just a few weeks left before Selection Sunday. Most of the focus is on teams positioning themselves inside the conference and building up their resumes for the NCAA Tournament, there are a select bunch of players who are competing for the Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award. Heading into the stretch run of the season, it appears to be a three-man race between Thomas Robinson of Kansas, Anthony Davis of Kentucky, and Jared Sullinger of Ohio State. However, there are a handful of others who are fighting to get into the argument. Here is a quick look at what the top three have done, plus a complete list off the players and their odds.
The 6-10 junior forward for Kansas has really been a special player. Robinson leads the Jayhawks in points (17.7), rebounds (11.8) and blocked shots (1.1) per game. He has has Jayhawks ranked No. 5 in the country and tied for the Big 12 lead at 12-2 in conference play. He leads the Big 12 in rebounding, second in field goal percentage, and third in scoring.
The 6-10 freshman forward for Kentucky has arguably the best player on the best team in the country, which is why he is getting a lot of respect for this award. Davis leads the No. 1 ranked Wildcats in points (13.9), rebounds (9.7), steals (1.4), and blocked shots (4.9) per game. Hi 4.9 blocks per game are the best of any player in college basketball.
The sophomore forward leads No. 9 Ohio State in points (17.5), rebounds (9.2) and steals (1.4) per game. A lot of people thought Sullinger would run away with this award after deciding to skip out on the NBA, but some argue he hasn’t even been the best player in his own conference. Draymond Green is averaging 15.4 ppg and a Big 10-best 105 rebounds per game.
Complete List of Players Odds
|Jared Sullinger||Ohio State||13/2|
|Draymond Green||Michigan State||14/1|
|Kevin Jones||West Virginia||16/1|
|Harrison Barnes||North Carolina||25/1|
|Tyler Zeller||North Carolina||35/1|
|Isaiah Canaan||Murray State||35/1|
|Arnett Moultrie||Mississippi State||50/1|